iPad stolen from autistic child in Stoughton
STOUGHTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- The message on a sign on Lincoln Street in Stoughton is pretty clear.
“It just made me mad to think that someone came in my yard and stole this,” said Sarah Cardosa.
She was talking about her three-year-old autistic son, Ryan’s, iPad.
Ryan has a non-verbal Autism. He uses a special and expensive app on the iPad to communicate with others.
“Would you steal someone’s wheelchair? Would you steal a wheelchair from someone that needs a wheelchair to walk? You wouldn’t, would you? He needs this to talk. Shame on you,” said Cardosa.
Sometime between midnight and five in the morning on Tuesday, someone stole the iPad, a first generation, from the family’s SUV. It was charging in the car, because the little boy’s service dog chewed up the charger the use in the house.
“Just give it back, leave it on my front porch. You don’t need it. It’s cracked, it’s old. You stole this from a kid who can’t…that is his words,” said Cardosa.
The sign certainly does not mince words.
“It made me feel better to say, ‘listen, there’s a scumbag in this neighborhood that’s taking people’s things that they shouldn’t be’,” said Cardosa.
Ryan had made lots of progress on the iPad.